miriam cooke
  • miriam cooke

  • Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2204 Erwin Road Room 203, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
  • Campus Box 90414
  • Phone: (919) 684-2312
  • Fax: (919) 681-7871
  • Office Hours: On Fall Leave
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Overview

    Arab cultural studies
  • Specialties

    • Arabic
  • Research Summary

    20th Century, Criticism, Feminist Theory, Comp Lit, and Arabic
  • Current Projects

    "The Tribal Modern in the Arabian Gulf: the Past as Future. An examination of the production of an ultramodern cosmopolitanism with tribal values."
  • Areas of Interest

    Arab world
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • University of Oxford (UK),
      • 1980
      • D.Phil.,
      • Oxford University,
      • 1980
      • M.A.,
      • University of Edinburgh (Scotland),
      • 1971
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • President of the Association of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies,
      • 2001-2003
      • Trent Foundation award for Muslim Networks Workshop,
      • 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century,
      • spring 2001
      • Vice-Provost for Interdisciplinary and International Studies award for Muslim Networks,
      • 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century,
      • spring 2001
      • “International Woman of 2001" Award,
      • 2001 International Biographical Centre (Cambridge),
      • 0 2001
      • Provost’s Fund award for Muslim Networks Project (with Bruce Lawrence),
      • Listed in Who’s Who in the World,
      • 0 1999
      • Fulbright Research Scholarship in Syria - "The Politics of Cultural Production",
      • 1995-6 September-June
      • Humanities Institute on Gender and War, Dartmouth College,
      • 0 1990
      • Violence and Post-Colonial Islam,
      • Harry F. Guggenheim Consultancy,
      • 0 1990
      • American Association of University Women Fellowship,
      • 0 1986
      • Duke University Research Council,
      • 0 1986
      • Social Science Research Council Scholarship,
      • 0 1986
      • Development of exchange program with University of Qadi Ayad in Marrakesh, Morocco,
      • Josiah Trent Foundation,
      • 0 1985
      • Fulbright Research Scholarship in Lebanon and Yemen,
      • 0 1982
  • Recent Publications

      • M Cooke and A Woollacott.
      • Gendering War Talk.
      • Princeton University Press,
      • 2014.
      Publication Description

      Together these essays reveal a myth of war that has been upheld throughout history and that depends on the exclusion of "the feminine" in order to survive.

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      • "Hopes and Disappointments: Revolutionary Narratives from Egyptian and Syrian Feminists."
      • Jadaliyya
      • (2013)
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      • "Réseaux d’artistes et d’écrivains dans la nouvelle Méditerranée."
      • Méditerranée/ Mondialisation
      • (2013)
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      • "Feminism in Islam."
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      • Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions.
      • (2013)
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      • "Emerging Voices in Comparative Literature from the Middle East."
      • Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 9/2
      • (2013)
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  • PhD Students

    • Basima Shaheen
      • Thesis: “Palestinian Identity in Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Territories” North Texas University
    • Anna Levett
      • Thesis: “Sufism, Surrealism in Mediterranean Literature” UNC-CH
    • Louis Yako
      • 2012 - present
      • Thesis: Iraqi intellectuals in exile
    • • Yaqeen Fouad
      • 2012 - present
      • Thesis: "Improvisational Art Networks of Egypt’s Events”
    • Yasmine Khayyat
      • 2012
      • Status: Graduated
      • Thesis: “Memory in Ruins: Lebanese wartime and post-war cultural production”
    • SherAli Tareen “Arabic Literature, Religion and Innovation” 2009 MA
      • 2006-2009
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